byInternational Business Machines Corporation. Department of Education
Description: Produced by the Department of Education at IBM, this video illustrates the capabilities of the machine called Random Access Method of Accounting and Control (RAMAC). At the time, the machine was revolutionary because it was able to complete three tasks simultaneously - store, process, and report information. RAMAC contained the world’s first disk drive and was the first computer able to keep business records up to date and make them instantly available. Random access memory... Topics: californialightandsound, Random access memory, IBM 650 (Computer), IBM San Jose Research...